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Leone W. Nicoll, longtime church organist July 18, 1921 -- Sept. 16, 2005

Leone W. Nicoll, a longtime church organist who played for many community functions over the years, died Friday in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a brief illness. She was 84.

Born Leone Weeks in Castile, she was office manager for Liberty Pumps in Bergen for 17 years before retiring in 1989.

An accomplished organist and pianist who began playing at age 9, Mrs. Nicoll was church organist at Perry Baptist Church for 10 years and then at Bergen Presbyterian Church for 33 years, Le Roy United Methodist Church for five years and Silver Springs United Methodist Church for seven years.

For more than 50 years, she played for weddings and private functions, including many years at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Batavia.

Mrs. Nicoll, who also had lived in Bergen, was a member of Silver Springs United Methodist Church,

Active in the Order of the Eastern Star, she served as matron of Olive Branch Chapter 509 in Le Roy and was district deputy grand matron and organist for State of New York Grand Chapter.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Robert G.S.; two daughters, Patricia Eisenhauer of Rochester, Mary Jean Fox of Phoenix; two stepdaughters,
Barbara Nicoll of Le Roy and Betsy Darby of Pavilion; three stepsons, Thomas Nicoll of
Canterbury, Conn., and William Nicoll and Jeffrey Nicoll both of Le Roy; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.

An Easter Star service will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in Silver Springs United Methodist Church, followed immediately by a memorial service. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Gainesville.


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